Tag Archive: Desktop


Google introduces new desktop app to back up all your photos

Never lose a photo again with this new desktop app from Google.

Google Photos is one of the best online services any company has built. You can save any and every photo or video from your phone to Google’s online servers and access them from anywhere else with an internet connection. It’s a perfect way for keeping those pics somewhere they won’t be lost or deleted. Today, it just got easier for people with a Windows PC or Mac.

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Google Allo desktop version is coming in the few weeks

Ever since Google launched the Allo messaging app last year, users have been requesting a desktop/web version. The company teased the desktop chat client earlier this year, without revealing an expected release date. But now it seems we’re nearing its release. Head of Product for Google Allo and Duo, Amit Fulay replied to a user […]

Samsung DeX does a pretty good job turning the Galaxy S8 into a desktop

Samsung’s “desktop experience” is not only a curious concept, but it’s quickly becoming something I like to use.

There’s more to the Galaxy S8 an S8+ than its vibrant screen, cascading glass edges, and shiny back cover. Samsung would also like you to try its new Android-powered phone to unlock a desktop operating system that can be used on a whim.

The Samsung DeX — which stands for desktop experience is a hockey-puck shaped dock with a  [Read More…]

Aukey’s multiport USB-C hub is a great desktop dock for your Chromebook

Connect all your stuff and charge your Chromebook with this handy hub.

I am finding this Aukey USB-C hub is a really great gadget for my Acer Chromebook 14. Not because it adds any specific ports or does a thing I can’t do with my Chromebook another way, but because it’s an all-in-one solution that turns my Chromebook into a desktop machine.

Once set up you plug in one cable and have it all.

Chromebooks are designed  [Read More…]

How to stream your PC desktop to your Gear VR

How do I mirror my desktop on my Gear VR?

It might sound crazy, but streaming your PC’s desktop to your Gear VR is quite possible thanks to a couple of free apps for your phone and your PC. Why stream to your Gear VR? Using your desktop in VR is an incredible experience, whether you’re watching a movie or playing a game. That’s right — any games on your PC can be played on an enormous  [Read More…]

Galaxy S8 DeX Station desktop dock leaks, shows off 4K support and built-in fan

The DeX Station sets the stage for the Samsung Galaxy Desktop experience.

Samsung’s Continuum-like DeX desktop dock has leaked, showing off its design as well as the features on offer. The accessory will be called the DeX Station, and will allow users to dock their Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus via a USB-C port at the bottom of the unit. The dock has two full-sized USB 2.0 ports for connecting peripherals like a mouse and keyboard, an HDMI out  [Read More…]

Gmail for desktop now lets you stream video attachments

You no longer have to download video attachments to view them.

If you’ve ever received a video attachment in Gmail, the only option was to download the file to view it. That’s changing today, as Google is now rolling out the option to stream video attachments from the Gmail desktop client.

The feature relies on the same infrastructure as that powering YouTube and Google Drive previews, allowing Google to deliver the video at “optimal quality and  [Read More…]

Can a Chromebox replace my desktop computer?

Why pay for something you don’t need?

Traditional desktop computers are slowly but surely being phased out. The days when every household had a cheaply made (but hardly inexpensive) Compaq or HP computer and clunky monitor for the family room are long past, and outside of people with extreme needs only businesses are buying desktops. And not because our needs have drastically changed, but because laptops, convertibles and micro PCs can do all the things we want  [Read More…]

Google’s Allo is finally getting a desktop client

Google Assistant is coming to the desktop through Allo.

One of the main drawbacks of Allo has been the lack of a desktop version, but it looks like that’s about to change. A tweet from Google’s VP of Communications Products Nick Fox shows a screenshot of Allo running on the desktop.

From the screenshot, it looks like Allo will follow in the footsteps of WhatsApp, offering a web client that runs in your browser before rolling  [Read More…]

Latest Galaxy S8 leak suggests ‘infinity’ display, 3.5mm jack, and a desktop dock

Bezel-less “infinity display,” 3.5mm jack, iris scanner, and DeX.

Yesterday, we heard that the Galaxy S8 will be the first phone to be powered by Qualcomm’s 10nm Snapdragon 835, with the handset expected to go on sale in the month of April. Citing anonymous sources, The Guardian has revealed additional details about Samsung’s upcoming flagship, stating that the phone will feature a bezel-less “infinity” display.

According to The Guardian, the Galaxy S8 will be sold in  [Read More…]